By taking up Ayurvedic medicine you would be practising in one of the world's most honoured holistic healing systems which is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit.

What do graduates in Ayurveda do?

An Ayurveda graduate may work as a medical practitioner who looks after health and well being of people by using Ayurvedic medicine and treatment procedures. He/She may also work in areas like Ayurvedic drug manufacturing, Ayurvedic hospital administration, research and academics.

What does a typical day at work involve?

As an Ayurvedic Medical practitioner on a typical day you would

  • Checked Meet with patients, observe and understand the nature of their health problems.
  • Checked Ask detailed questions to find out about their food habits and lifestyles.
  • Checked Conduct a physical examination of the patients.
  • Checked Make diagnosis and prescribe Ayurvedic medicines and also create a health regimen for patients based on diet and nutrition.
  • Checked Prescribe and supervise Ayurvedic treatment techniques like Panchkarma, Ayurvedic massage and Shirodhara, if required.

What are the different specialisations in Ayurveda?

Medical Jurisprudence & Toxicology.
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Internal Medicine
Fundamental Principles of Ayurveda and MetaPhysics
Five Detoxification procedures
Gynaecology & Obstetrics
Clinical Medicine & Pathology

How to become an Ayurveda Doctor?

Step 1
Take Science stream with Biology, Chemistry and Physics

As a minimum criterion of eligibility, aspiring candidates need to have completed 10+2 or equivalent qualification, with Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and ideally Sanskrit as the main subjects.

Step 2
Take BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery)

The common course offered at the UG level in this area is BAMS. It is awarded after a course of five and a half years duration, including a 1-year internship.

Step 3
Take MD/MS in specialisation of choice

After successfully completing the BAMS degree, you can either go for MD Ayurveda Vachaspati (MD Ay.) or MS Ayurveda Dhanwantari (MS Ay.). The duration of both the courses are three years.

(PG Diploma)

You can also go for various PG diplomas like D.(Ay), D.G.O.(Ay.), D.Ch. (Ay.) ,D.P.H. (Ay.)etc.

Ayurveda Colleges

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Requirements for masters in ayurveda

Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture

India (From National Institute of Ayurveda for MD)

  • BAMS (bachelor’s degree) with minimum 60% aggregate score.
  • All India Ayush Post Graduate Entrance Test (AIAPGET) rank (Minimum 50 percentile of marks is compulsory for qualifying the Test).

To see the entrance exams, scholarships and UG admission details, click here

Skills Required


Patients who are sick or injured may be in extreme pain or distress. Physicians must treat patients and their families with compassion and understanding.


The Medical practitioner should have the firmness of purpose. The practitioner should have the ability to stay focused.


Doctors may work for long periods with patients who need special attention. Persons who fear medical treatment may require more patience.

Problem-solving skills

The Doctors need to evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer the appropriate treatments. They need to do this quickly if a patient’s life is threatened.


The practitioner should have the quality of being relatively moderate in behaviour, manner, or appearance intended to avoid impropriety or indecency.


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